DescriptionReal-time refers to gameplay that happens without waiting for player input, i.e. in real time. Action games are real-time by default and therefore do not require this tag.
The real-time tag is used for RTS (real-time strategy) games, many managerial simulations which are not turn-based (e.g. Transport Tycoon), as well as puzzle games that require quick thinking, such as Tetris variants.
This tag is also used to describe combat in certain role-playing games (the ATB system of many Final Fantasy games or the Infinity Engine combat in Baldur's Gate and some other Western RPGs). This type of combat requires the player to manage the activities of the combatants in real time, and should not be confused with that of Action RPGs, where combat is action-oriented.
Rare examples of real-time games outside of the aforementioned genres (e.g. The Last Express) also exist.
The Memorial Box is a special re-release of Planescape: Torment that includes in addition to the game:Five collectible cards Double-sided...
Dungeon Cleaners is a real-time post-apocalyptic RPG. It has been described by the developers as a mixture between Neverwinter Nights...
The Blupis, which look like yellow rubber balls, are living peacefully on their resource-rich planet. But then a evil robot...
Atari ST (1988)
In Planet Lander you have to land your space craft within the given time. You start at 10000 feet with...
In Planets Under Attack players need to expand their control over an entire planetary system, completing objectives and eliminating any...
Windows (2009), Nintendo DS (2011), Symbian (2013), Xbox 360 (2010), Macintosh (2009), PlayStation 3 (2011), iPhone (2010), Nintendo DSi (2011), BlackBerry (2013), Android (2011), iPad (2010), Windows Phone (2011), bada (2011) and PS Vita (2012)
Plants vs. Zombies belongs to the "tower defense" sub-genre of casual games, where the objective is to deploy a series...
Atari ST (1990)
Plumb Crazy is a Pipe Dream clone written in STOS. Construct a large enough network of pipes before the time...
In Pokémon Channel, you along with a wild Pikachu are test viewers for a new pokémon television channel. As the...
Game Boy Advance (2004)
Pokémon FireRed takes the player into the world of Kanto on a mission to catch all of the 350 pokémon...
Pokémon Rumble is an action RPG Pokémon game published on WiiWare. Gone is the turn-based gameplay seen in the main...
Nintendo DS (2005)
Using the DS touch screen, players must create a "trozei"; the lining up for 4 same type Pokémon in a...
The year is 699. Young Slav prince Mirko is returning from a successful war raid only to find his home...
Nintendo DS (2004)
This is a puzzle game similar to Tetris in that blocks fall from above, and to clear the lines before...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
Polarium Advance is basically the same as Polarium for the Nintendo DS, but a couple of new blocks have been...
In Political Tycoon you are the leader of a nation, be it Germany or the United States. You must enrich...
Nintendo DS (2007)
At the beginning of Pony Friends, the player has the choice to buy a pre-defined pony or create his one...
Nintendo DS (2008)
Pop Cutie! Street Fashion Simulation lets the player take control and manage their own fashion boutique, letting them create their...
DOS (1989), Windows (2011), SNES (1990), Genesis (1990), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), SEGA Master System (1991), TurboGrafx-16 (1991), Macintosh (1993), PC-98 (1990), Sharp X68000 (1990) and Acorn 32-bit (1992)
You play a god, gaming against other gods in a celestial game of conquest. To win, you must help your...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 Tetris
- 95 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
- 94 World of Goo
- 94 Lemmings
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 93 Panzer Dragoon Saga
- 93 Final Fantasy VII
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.50 Abandoned Bricks (2004)
- 4.14 Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (2008)
- 4.24 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (2007)
- 5.00 Anno 1404 (Limited Edition) (2009)
- 4.02 Army Men RTS (2004)
- 4.33 Aztech's Armory: Campaigns for Warcraft II (1997)
- 4.06 Baldies (1998)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo! (1994)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (1995)
- 5.00 Black Isle Compilation (2002)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.
Real-Time is part of Themes. This group of genres contain:
- Anime / Manga
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- Cyberpunk / Dark Sci-Fi
- Detective / Mystery
- Game Show
- Historical Battle (specific/exact)
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Martial Arts
- Meditative / Zen
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Persistent Universe
- Rhythm / Music
- Sci-Fi / Futuristic
- Spy / Espionage
- Survival Horror
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel